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Petitioning Representative Todd Platts and 6 others

Tell Congress to Provide Vegetarian and Vegan Meal Options in Public Schools


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Supporters

We need your help to revolutionize school lunches across America! Sign the Healthy School Lunch petition today.

All students have the right to have vegetarian and vegan meals available in their schools. But for 30 million children their only options are artery-clogging, high-cholesterol meats and dairy products. These bad foods are unfair and risk their health over the long run. Now is the time to ask Congress for the healthy school lunches that students deserve.

Ask Congress to amend the Child Nutrition Act to help schools provide students school lunches with more vegetables, fruits, vegetarian foods, and healthful nondairy beverages.

Parents and other concerned adults: Ask students to sign the student petition.

Learn more about the campaign at www.SchoolLunchPetition.org.

Letter to
Representative Todd Platts
Representative Carolyn Mccarthy 2
Senator Tom Harkin
and 4 others
Senator Patrick Leahy
Representative Nancy Pelosi
Representative Doris Matsui
Representative Ami Bera
I am writing today to respectfully request that you help provide students more vegetarian foods and healthful nondairy beverages. Please support reforms to the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2009 that will give students the healthy school lunches that they deserve.

Today the childhood obesity epidemic has reached record levels in the United States. But scientific evidence shows that students eating healthy plant-based diets are less likely to be overweight or obese, and they have a reduced risk of diabetes, some cancers, and other chronic diseases. The Child Nutrition Act-which provides 30 million students meals each school day-plays a critical role in improving children's health by making healthful foods available to students.

Please support reforms that will give students plant-based and nondairy lunch options through the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2009. A strong federal investment in good food for children pays off for many years to come.